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After all of the effort that has gone into trying to make health care more affordable and more accessible over the past 10 years, consumers still have concerns.
HealthPocket recently conducted a consumer survey and gathered data on some of those concerns.
They Want Help With Affordability
Health care costs continue to rise, and consumers are feeling the pinch.
About 85% of the consumers who participated in the HealthPocket survey said they think medical care is too expensive.
What is even more striking is the 51% of consumers who said they have avoided medical care due to an inability to pay.
The survey also revealed that 41% of consumers have at some time been unable to pay a bill, and that 27% of consumers currently have medical debt.
These survey results show us that consumers are paying for many services out of pocket, either due to high deductibles, lack of coverage for certain services, or lack of insurance.